Pedophile, 48, posing as a nudist to get young girls undressed around her, jailed for 17 years for a string of sick sex attacks
- Michael James Buckmaster, 48, was imprisoned for 17 years for a series of attacks on girls
- The girl, who was ten years old when the attacks started, said she tried to commit suicide
- Judge Wells has given a sentence, he will be released on parole in 2026
A pedophile posing as a nudist to get young children undressed around him has been jailed for a series of nauseating attacks for 17 years.
New South Wales 48-year-old Michael James Buckmaster has abused a 10-year-old girl in a series of attacks described as “perverted and nauseating.”
Buckmaster is currently serving nine years for the abuse of three other children and has been out of jail on Wednesday in Queanbeyan, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.
When sentenced, Judge Laura Wells said Buckmaster admitted he “feigned interest in nudism” to try to encourage his victims to take their clothes off.
A pedophile posing as a nudist has been imprisoned for 17 years for a series of nauseating attacks on a girl
“He was motivated by a sexual interest and relentlessly pursued this complainant to achieve that goal,” she said.
Judge Wells said an attack was so violent that, despite the screaming girl in pain, he continued to rape her for half an hour.
After another attack, the distraught girl did not calm down and was told to “just stop crying”.
In an impact statement by the victim, the girl said she was severely affected by the abuse and then self-injured and attempted suicide.
“There is no doubt that she has suffered enormously from the three years of serious sexual abuse,” said Judge Wells.
Judge Wells said Buckmaster had run a sex offender program in prison and wrote in a letter to the court that he knew he had done “some horrible things.”
A psychologist had diagnosed him with major depressive disorder, pedophile disorder and avoidable personality disorder.
However, she said it is clear that he “maintains the urge that led him to this position.”
He received a discount on his sentence for confession of guilt – meaning he could be paroled in 2026.
He received a discount on his sentence for confession of guilt – meaning he could be paroled in 2026